Texas’ School Funding System Ruled Unconstitutional

On Feb. 4, Judge John Dietz declared that the way Texas funds schools is both inadequate and unfair. Responding to lawsuits brought by over 600 school districts, Dietz criticized the state legislature for raising standards while at the same time cutting resources to meet those standards. The ruling will now be appealed to the Texas Supreme Court, which is expected to take up the case in the fall. A final ruling could take up to a year.

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